Slow loris spotted in southwest China nature reserve

A slow loris was spotted by villagers in a nature reserve in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

Villagers in Nuozhadu Nature Reserve accidentally found the brown and yellow animal slowly moving among tree branches with a large pair of eyes.

They reported to the local forestry department and took turns to keep an eye on the creature while waiting.

The tree-dwelling animal – a group of several species of nocturnal primates – lives in tropical and subtropical rainforests in southeast Asia and southwest China.

It's under first-class state protection in China.

After suffering population decline, most species of the animal have been listed as either "Vulnerable" or "Endangered" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

(Cover image via VCG)

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